As summer draws to a close and the cooler, wetter autumn months approach, investing in an indoor clothes airer will allow you to keep drying your clothes without the use of an energy-zapping tumble dryer. We love using clothes airers in our homes, and we’ve compiled our top reasons why below:
Regular use of a tumble dryer throughout the winter months will increase your energy bill. As clothes airers simply rely on the natural warmth and ventilation of your home, they don’t cost anything to use.
As well as using more electricity, tumble dryers also contribute to your household’s carbon emissions. With an increasing awareness of sustainability in our homes, we love having a way to dry our clothes that doesn’t contribute to our carbon footprint.
KINDER TO CLOTHES
Even if you follow the care instructions to the letter, rogue tumble dryers can still cause shrinkage and pilling to your favourite clothes. It’s so upsetting to pull your favourite piece of clothing out of the dryer only to realise it now looks like it’s come from the children’s section!
Repeated tumble drying can damage clothes over time, whereas using an airer will ensure that clothes are dried flat and without creases.
WHICH AIRER IS RIGHT FOR YOU?
Before purchasing an indoor clothes airer, consider the room you’ll use it in. If you have a solid ceiling and want to maximise the space in your drying room, a Sheila Maid is a great option as these are suspended from the ceiling and raised and lowered via pulleys. This also means that if your heating is on, laundry can benefit from the rising hot air without the airer blocking heat at floor level.